I have a DSL home ethernet LAN using one Linksys WRT54G router with wireless features turned on, but the signal at the far end of the apartment is dodgy for laptop use. I don't want to relocate the main router, but have the opportunity to get a second WRT54G cheap. Can I configure a second one as a slave (access point), and have wireless connection served by either one of the devices? The two routers would not communicate wirelessly, but by CAT5.
I realize that I need to turn off the DHCP server function on the "slave," is there anything else I need to do? Should each router be set to use a different wireless channel, or the same one?
I assume that it would be okay to connect more devices/computers to the second "slave" router via CAT5 as well; is that true?
Thanks very much,